Fremantle’s scripted podcast label, Storyglass, today announces an exciting slate of five brand new podcasts. Each podcast has a diverse storyline and concept, reflecting Storyglass’ ethos to commission and develop original scripted ideas from a range of storytellers from around the world.
Robert Delamere, Creative Director, Storyglass, said: “Podcasting provides an exciting medium to develop and test new ideas with audiences, and the market is wide open for imagination-grabbing drama series.”
“This first season of commissions are a consciously diverse range of stories that take you from 1970s film studios to the remote Scottish Isles; from futuristic Africa, to inner city London via 15th Century Royal Palaces. We are incredibly excited about these projects and can’t wait for listeners to hear them!”
The season includes:
- Who Exploded Vivien Stone? from the multi-award-winning comedy writers and performers, Kill The Beast, is an eight-part farcical comedy series that wraps a murder mystery in a warped cinematic nightmare.
- Max & Ivan: Fugitives from globally acclaimed comedy double-act, Max & Ivan, tells the story of two lowly tech developers who acquire a laptop full of contraband data. An eight- part, non-stop, explosive satire exploring what ancient democracy and high-tech algorithms don’t have in common.
- The Harrowing is an original series from Mark Healy, which transports listeners to a tragedy which has taken place on a remote island off the mainland. A crime series that gradually shifts genre to become a disturbing supernatural horror.
- The Akebu-lan Chronicles is an afro-futuristic, multi-part anthology series which shares stories from Africa circa 2080 – but from an Africa that was never decimated by the slave trade and colonialism; a nation with a very different history and one that was the master of its own destiny. The Akebu-lan Chronicles is an original series created by Tendeka Matatu (Ten10 Films), Jeremy Nathan (Cinebar Studios) and Ivor W. Hartmann
- The Wolf of Paris, created by Jeanie O’Hare, tracks the rise of one of the most iconic characters in European history, Margaret of Anjou. This multi-part series is a captivating exploration of an iconic moment in European history exploring the heart-breaking division of civil war – where families may find themselves on opposite sides of the same battlefield
Launched in November 2018, Storyglass was created as a partnership between Fremantle’s Shotglass label in the UK and the company’s Global Drama division. Fremantle, the global entertainment powerhouse, has built a reputation for delivering compelling, high end drama around the world and through that process has discovered so many wonderful stories waiting to be told.